Fun Things To Do This Weekend 14/06/18
A wicked comedy show, cocktails under winter blooms & and an epic sample sale are just some of the things on our radar this weekend
Pacific Dance Festival
See dance works by top Pacific artists and choreographers in this energetic and diverse festival, which is now in its third year. As well as live shows, there's a film screening, workshops and a costume exhibition to enjoy.
When: Until June 23 Where: Mangere Arts Centre, Corner Orly Avenue & Bader Drive, Mangere Visit: Pacificdance.co.nz
Glass Goose Winter Garden Pop-up
Cosy into the Glass Goose’s winter secret garden pop-up with lanterns, parasols, winter blooms and creeping vines, all lit up with a light show. The central city rooftop bar will be serving kombucha mocktails, cocktails and food truck eats from Judge Bao, Temaki Truck, The Rolling Pin, Degree Celcius and Melt.
When: Every Friday in June Where: 78 Federal St, CBD Visit: Glassgoose.co.
Charity Yoga Class
French Revolver Studio will be holding a special yoga class with Rachel Smalley and yogi Sophie Shieff with all proceeds ($20pp) going toward the CatWalk Trust, which funds research into paralysis following spinal cord injury. Participants will be treated to an hour and a half class of balancing flow and stretching in the studio's lofty space and leave having supported a great cause, along with a goodie bag.
When: Sunday June 17, 10am-11:30am Where: Level 1, 139-141 Victoria St West
Kowtow Sample Sale
This weekend Kowtow are holding their ever-popular sample sale in Ponsonby, where you can pick up some of their beautiful wares made with ethical cotton at very tempting prices. It will pay to be in quick as the brand counts much of Auckland among their fans. They're also encouraging people to bring along clean, wearable clothing that's no longer needed to be donated to the Red Cross.
When: Saturday June 16, 9am-5pm, and Sunday June 17, 10am-4pm Where: Flying Fish Studios, 230 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Visit: The Facebook event
Homespun Exhibition at Anna Miles Gallery
Find a captivating exhibition from a respected family of New Zealand artists who just so happen to be a mother and son. Homespun brings together photographs by Sara McIntyre and woven metal work by Matthew McIntyre Wilson.
When: Now until Saturday July 7 Where: 10/30 Upper Queen St, City Visit: Annamilesgallery.com
Night Lights at MOTAT
MOTAT will be illuminated with artistic light installations with the return of the unique event of Night Lights. Explore the museum in glowy glory, while interacting with light displays for three nights only.
When: Friday June 15 to Sunday June 17, 6pm-9pm Where: 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs Visit: Motat.org.nz
The two-piece hip-hop soul band and special guests will provide a stompin' good time this weekend, performing three nights including Auckland's Tuning Fork on Saturday.
When: Saturday June 16, 7.30pm Where: 42-80 Mahuhu Cres, Parnell Tickets: Tuningfork.co.nz
I am Wahine Exhibition at Endemic World
Bold paintings of wahine from Erika Peace will be on display in a solo exhibition from the New Zealand artist and illustrator at Endemic World.
When: Friday June 15 to Monday June 25 Where: 62 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn Visit: Endemicworld.com
Gemishka Chetty at Studio One
Photo and video work from Gemishka Chetty will be on display at Studio One Toi Tu this weekend. The exhibition So Where Do You Really Come From? captures former immigrants and hopes to celebrate the ethnic diversity of Auckland.
When: Until Thursday July 5 Where: 1 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby Visit: Studioone.org.nz
Voyage Du Noir Festival
The global noir film festival at Academy Cinemas continues this weekend. Check out Night and The City this Friday and Odd Man Out on Sunday.
When: Until Sunday July 8 Where: 44 Lorne St, City Visit: Academycinemas.co.nz
Cellfish at Q Theatre
Expect wicked humour at rave-reviewed Cellfish, a thrilling dark comedy that takes on prison life, pop culture, Shakespeare and Maori mythology. Showing at Q theatre, the play is directed by Jason Te Kare and features stars Miriama McDowell and Mark Ruka.
When: Until Sunday June 24 Where: 305 Queen St, City Visit: Qtheatre.co.nz
More events to book and look forward to
Winetopia, June 22-23
Nadia Reid at Wine Cellar, June 26-28
Matariki Festival, June 30-July 22
GABS Beer, Cider and Food Festival, June 30
World Press Photo Exhibition, June 30-July 29
New Zealand International Film Festival, July 19-August 5
Wellington on a Plate, August 10-26